Four years and multiple tours since their inception in the Spring of 2003, the Savannah, Georgia based reggae-rock outfit Passafire has enjoyed national recognition. Their 2006 self-titled debut and energetic live performances have created a noteworthy buzz across the country and beyond.
Combining roots reggae, progressive rock, and experimental dub, Passafire has crafted a recognizable sound all their own. Nick Kubley's tight and versatile drumming paired with his brother Will's innovative, effects-heavy bass work creates a textured rhythmic backdrop. Ted Bowne's soulful, dubbed-out vocals and solid guitar riffs mesh seamlessly with Adam Willis' vintage keys and colorful synths.
They attribute their success to a truly independent business model and a strong grassroots connection to their fanbase.
Ted Bowne, lead singer and guitarist, comments, "We are thankful to have fans who love the music and have supported us wholeheartedly from the beginning."
Passafire is also the newest addition to California's LAW Records, the independent label run by nationally acclaimed act Pepper. Combining forces with an established team is bringing the group to new heights. LAW released Passafire's breakthrough sophomore album "Submersible" in October of 2007. The record has pushed boundaries within the reggae world and has received an overwhelmingly positive response.
"We were looking to create something wholly fresh and unconstrained by the genre-- and we ended up with an album that is progressive, but still accessible."
The band is no stranger to touring, now averaging over 150 shows a year. Maintaining a strong presence on the road and reaching new fans is their main priority.
The band is confident about their direction: "Passafire has a momentum that has been with us since day one. Slowing down is not in our scope.